Located just 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Wild Wisteria Bed and Breakfast is a lovely bed and breakfast near Longwood Gardens in the historic Brandywine Valley. The historic inn offers six bedrooms with private baths, a large living room with a huge open fireplace, and other tranquil common areas. Located on eight acres of grounds bordered by woodland trails and a goldfish-filled pond, this hideaway is perfect for intimate getaways, girls weekends, or just a simple respite from the city. Discover the treasures of the Brandywine Valley and beyond from your exclusive Pennsylvania lodging home base.
- Two Nights Accommodation in Cherry Blossom Room (upgrades available at additional cost)
- Daily Gourmet Breakfast
- Two Tickets to Longwood Gardens
Innkeepers, Brad and Cindy, have been married 25+ years, have three grown children, and are committed to investing their lives into helping others live better, love better, and be better. Their longtime dream of owning a B&B is now reality, and they are committed to using this venue to invest in others.
Chadds Ford, PA. Located just 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 1.5 hours from Baltimore, and less than 2.5 hours from New York City.
ABOUT THE ROOMS
“Guest rooms” is hardly an adequate description for the accommodations at this inn in Chadds Ford, PA. Enter the inn through an 1860 extension to the home, and depending on which room you pick, make your way through a 1759 dining room and up to rooms built in that era, or immediately walk up an 1800’s winder staircase into a “more modern” set of rooms. The innkeepers are often asked if the inn is haunted. It is said that Joseph Lancaster, the first innkeeper’s ghost, wanders from room to room on the second floor. People sometimes see his flickering lantern go from one room to the next. In order to do that, of course, he needs to walk through walls. Whether or not a ghost wanders our halls, he certainly doesn’t intrude upon the restful atmosphere the innkeepers work so hard to maintain.
There are countless things to do during your stay at Wild Wisteria Bed and Breakfast (formerly Pennsbury Inn). The following are only a few attractions for different types of fun-seekers.
Brandywine Creek State Park is located three miles north of Wilmington, DE at the intersection of Delaware Routes 100 and 92. The entrance is on Adams Dam Road. The park maintains 14 miles of trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography. The Creek Run Trail is also open for bicycle use. The open fields are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf, and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing. Trout fishing is available in the Brandywine Creek. Popular seasonal events such as the Halloween Haunted Trail and the Halloween Hootenanny are held for visitors’ enjoyment.
Marsh Creek State Park offers entertainment for all types of outdoors men and women. Marsh Creek Lake is especially popular with sailboaters and windsurfers who take advantage of the combination of good natural terrain and prevailing wind to enjoy their sport. Nature lovers will enjoy a pleasant walk on hiking trails or the Larkins covered Bridge located in the northeast section of the park. The park is located in northeastern Chester County, PA, near Eagle off of Route 100.
The White Clay Creek Preserve is located between Landenberg, PA, and Newark, DE, and is part of a larger tract of land sold to William Penn in 1683 by Lenni Lenape Chief Kekelappen. In 1984, the du Pont Company donated land to Pennsylvania and Delaware for the purpose of preserving the unique plant and animal species and the rich cultural heritage of the area. There are several points of historical interest in the Preserve. Visitors to the Preserve are welcome to use the hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails. Trout fishing is also available.
Romantic Covered Bridges
Chester County covered bridges number fourteen and there are three in Northern New Castle County, DE. Smiths Bridge, only three miles from Winterthur, is a treasure not to be missed. The bridge, completely restored and reopened in December 2002, crosses the Brandywine just below Granogue, the home of Irenee du Pont (the largest private estate in Delaware). Mercer’s Mill Bridge is located just south of Atglen and is a convenient stop enroute to Amish Country. This bridge, located just west of PA 41 on Creek Road (Bailey’s Crossroads Road), is considered one of the most picturesque in Chester County. Call for directions, or a detailed itinerary for visiting this and many other covered bridges .
The natural rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley offer ideal landscape for championship golf. Test your game on one of the fine public courses listed below or take private lessons at the Eric MacCluen Golf Academy.
Located in Avondale, PA, Hartefeld National is an 18-hole public course designed by Tom Fazio and voted “the top ten you can play” by Golf Magazine in 1996.
A nationally-ranked championship golf course located about a mile from Routes 1 & 41 in Avondale, PA, Inniscrone Golf Club hosted US Open Champion Jim Furyk’s Exelon Invitational in 2001 and 2002. Call (610) 268-8200 to reserve a tee time.
Located in Avondale, PA, Loch Nairn is a public course offering tee times on weekends & holidays only. Popular with the locals for a good game of golf at a fair price. Call (610) 268-2234 for details.
Located in Oxford, PA, Wyncote was voted “One of the top golf courses in the state” by Zagat’s survey of golf courses in 2003.
Eric MacCluen Golf Academy: Eric MacCluen was recipient of the PGA Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year Award in 2002. He has built his reputation by helping many golfers to improve their strategy and technique to lower their scores. He offers Adult Golf Programs for beginners and more experienced golfers. The golf academy is based in Avondale, PA. Visit web site for details or call (610) 268-8748.
Brandywine Polo Club
The Brandywine Polo Club (a 15 minute ride from Wild Wisteria B&B), has three tournament-sized polo fields with ample parking for spectator viewing and tailgating. Fans are encouraged to bring picnics and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. Polo is not played if fields are wet so you are encouraged to call 610-268-8692 if it has been raining. Polo matches are on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer and periodically on other weekdays. Check the web site for current schedule. Admission charged.
Devon Horse Show
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is now is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States. The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has grown from a one-day event in 1896 to a ten-day horse and carriage show with a country fair atmosphere. The Devon Horse Show is held in May at the Devon Show Grounds in Devon, PA and throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall you’ll find many more shows scheduled in nearby towns.
Trail Rides and Riding lessons on scenic trails and meadows. Located on Mary Bell Lane (off the Old Kennett Road) about 3 miles south of Kennett Square, PA, and 5 minutes away from Wild Wisteria B&B.
For a unique horseback riding experience visit Viking Horse in West Chester, PA. Viking Horse offers trail-riding experiences on the rare Icelandic Horse.